Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0945
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Public Institution of Higher Education; On-campus Student Housing


(a)

In this section, “institution of higher education” has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003 (Definitions), Education Code.

(b)

An institution of higher education is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a student, or to an applicant for admission as a student, who applies to reside in on-campus housing at the institution.

(c)

Criminal history record information obtained by an institution of higher education under Subsection (b) may be used by the chief of police of the institution or by the institution’s housing office only for the purpose of evaluating current students or applicants for enrollment who apply to reside in on-campus housing at the institution. The institution shall notify a student who is the subject of the criminal history record information of any use of the information to deny the student the opportunity to reside in on-campus housing at the institution.

(d)

Criminal history record information received by an institution of higher education under Subsection (b) may not be released or disclosed to any person except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

(e)

As soon as practicable after the beginning of the academic period for which the person’s housing application was submitted, all criminal history record information obtained about a person under Subsection (b), including any copy of the content of that information held by the institution, shall be destroyed by the chief of police of the institution of higher education or by the institution’s housing office, as applicable.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1148 (S.B. 146), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.
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